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Headword: *)ecuptia/zw
Adler number: epsilon,1870
Translated headword: I turn on my back, I fall backwards
Vetting Status: high
"Those who have got drunk with wine fall on their face[s], but those who have drunk barley-beer fall backwards on their heads."[1] So e)cuptia/zein [means] to be borne backwards.
Greek Original:
*)ecuptia/zw. oi( mequsqe/ntes oi)/nw| e)pi\ pro/swpon pi/ptousin, oi( de\ kri/qinon pepwko/tes e)cuptia/zontai th\n kefalh/n. e)cuptia/zein ou)=n to\ e)pi\ nw/tou fe/resqai.
[1] Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.34B [1.61 Kaibel] (cf. 10.447A-B [10.67 Kaibel]), citing Aristotle (fr. 106 Rose) for this statement.
On beer brewed from barley, see zeta 196.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; food; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 August 2007@00:46:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 10 August 2007@03:24:29.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 25 September 2012@06:51:04.
David Whitehead (expanded some refs) on 14 January 2015@11:30:56.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 January 2016@06:02:08.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 27 June 2017@23:00:05.


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